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First Name Lee
Last Name Parpart
Member Since October 10, 2018
Email lee@iguanabooks.ca
City Toronto
State ON
Country Canada
Company Iguana Books
Branch Affiliation Toronto
Website https://www.leeparpart.com/
Twitter @LeeParpart
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lee2179/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lparpart
Bio Lee Parpart has worked as a journalist, film and visual arts columnist, university lecturer, and editor. She spends summers in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and the rest of the year in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time for Iguana Books, editing fiction and serving as a book publicist and marketing strategist. Since returning to creative writing in 2015, Lee's poems and short fiction have appeared in numerous Silver Birch Press collections. She contributed a story about Nancy Drew to Silver Birch's 2016 Nancy Drew Anthology and won the Open Book: Ontario What's Your Story contest in 2016, for a short story about the Toronto neighbourhood of East York. An active volunteer in Toronto's cultural sector, Lee serves as the programs chair for Editors Toronto, organizing monthly live cultural events for writers and editors, and is part of a group working to expand program offerings through the Toronto branch of the CAA.
Publications "Kaveh Akbar," 17 seconds (a journal of poetry and poetics), Ottawa. Feature interview with American poet Kaveh Akbar, Issue 12 (Winter, 2018): 21-38. “The Sands Shifted Under Us Like Pickpockets.” Poem. Silver Birch Press, LOST & FOUND poetry and prose series, May 2017. “Nancy drew.” Nancy Drew Anthology: Writing & Art Featuring Everybody’s Favourite Female Sleuth. (Los Angeles: Silver Birch Press, 2016): 32–33. “Piano-Player’s Reach,” What’s Your Story? 2016 Anthology: Writing Inspired by Etobicoke, North York, East York, and Scarborough. Ontario Book Publishers Organization, Oct. 2016: 32-35. (Digital version on http://open-book.ca/). “Have Toque, Will Travel.” Prose. Silver Birch Press, ME, IN A HAT Series, Dec. 31, 2016. “Rats’ Nests” (prose) and “Gentlemen, We Can Rebuild Her” (poem), Silver Birch Press prose and poetry series, January 25, 2015, and March 15, 2016. “Crying Over the Mother: Reading (and Feeling) Ken Wardrop’s Contradictory Construction of Maternal Femininity,” Short Film Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011): 77–81. “Feminist Ambiguity and (In)fidelities in the Film Adaptations of Lynne Stopkewich,” George Melnyk and Brenda Austin-Smith, eds., The Gendered Screen: Canadian Women Filmmakers (University of Wilfred Laurier Press, 2010): 43–66. “‘Action, Chicks, Everything’: On-Line Interviews with Male Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” in Frances Early and Kathleen Kennedy, eds., Athena’s Daughters, Television’s New Women Warriors (Syracuse, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2003): 78–91. “Adapting Emotions: Notes on the Transformation of Affect and Ideology from ‘We So Seldom Look on Love’ to Kissed,” in Essays on Canadian Writing, Literatures, Cinemas, Cultures, ed. Peter Dickinson (no. 76, Spring 2002): 51–82. “Political Alignments and the Lure of ‘More Existential Questions’ in the Films of Patricia Rozema (1987–1999),” in William Beard and Jerry White, eds., North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema After 1980 (U Alberta Press, 2002): 294–311. “The Nation and the Nude: Colonial Masculinity and the Spectacle of the Male Body in Recent Canadian Cinema(s),” Peter Lehman, ed., Masculinity: Bodies, Movies, Cultures (London, New York: Routledge, 2001): 167–192. 1998–2000: Weekly “Videophile” column for The Globe and Mail’s Broadcast Week. Reviews of new and old releases on video, from art cinema to popular movies. 1992–97: Bi-weekly “Artspaces” column for The Whig-Standard. Reviews and profiles. 1993–98: Freelance arts writer. Dozens of articles about visual art, books, and film for POV, C magazine, Canadian Art, Take One, The Globe and Mail, and Modern Fuel.
Other Memberships Editors Toronto Editors' Association of Canada
Awards Emerging writer award, 2016: What's Your Story? Open Book: Ontario (East York, Ontario division)
Contests Emerging writer award, 2016: What's Your Story? Open Book: Ontario (East York, Ontario division)
Genres Academic, e-Book, Educational, Fiction, Freelance, History, Humour & Entertainment, Playwriting, Poetry, Politics & Social Science, Scriptwriting, Short Stories
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Copywriting, Corporate Writing, Editing, Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Promotional Copy, Research, Scriptwriting & Screenwriting, Storytelling, Web Content